Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Equipment Makes the Difference : Ski Shuttle Glides

In December, I purchased a Glimarka ski shuttle.  It works so nicely to carry the yarn through the shed.  I was having trouble with my stick shuttles catching on the warp strings.  The ski shuttle has ends that taper up and down, and avoid catching on the warp strings.    And it holds a lot more yarn than a boat shuttle does.

Just look at this lovely cloth I was able to weave hassle-free with the ski shuttle.   Beautiful and soft Alpaca yarn that Nancy S. gave me.

This is Janet's favorite Twill from the Floor Loom Weaving class at Craftsy. 
I expect the warp strings to disappear once I take it off the loom, and things tighten up.

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